Long-term carrier-envelope phase stability from a grating-based, chirped pulse amplifier

Etienne Gagnon, Isabell Thomann, Ariel Paul, Amy L. Lytle, Sterling Backus, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, Arvinder S. Sandhu

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We demonstrate a carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilized, chirped pulse laser amplifier that exhibits greatly improved intrinsic long-term CEP stability compared with that of other amplifiers. This system employs a grating-based stretcher and compressor and a cryogenically cooled laser amplifier. Single-shot carrier envelope phase noise measurements are also presented that avoid underestimation of this parameter caused by fringe averaging and represent a rigorously accurate upper limit on CEP noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1866-1868
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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